Giant expectations, a meltdown in the second half of the season, and then this.
Yes, less than 24 hours after being officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Nationals was sure to leave indelible mark in the season.
A fight between their star player Bryce Harper and reliever Jonathan Papelbon that led to a chock hold which could have gotten worse if team members hadn’t stepped in.
Oddly enough Papelbon remained in the game and gave up five runs and a loss.
What a year it has been for the Nationals. Surely, Rizzo will look in replacing Manager Williams and perhaps let free agents go and remake the bullpen.
Just as the Braves have start doing this year with a long term rebuilding project, the Nationals may have to look in doing the same.